*Mexikaresistance.com Editor’s Note: Fuck Ronald Reagan… On December 4, 1982, former President Ronald Reagan spoke in Honduras after meeting with Efraín Ríos Montt, the evangelical Guatemalan General who seized power in a military coup a little over 8 months earlier. “I know that President Ríos Montt is a man of great personal integrity and commitment,” … Continue reading
For over two years the Triqui people of San Juan Copala, an autonomous municipality, have been a dispossessed people. Forced to leave their homes by a wave of paramilitary violence between February and September of 2010 these Triqui have been trying to achieve safe passage back to their lands ever since. The yearning for a … Continue reading
Three bills now making their way through Sacramento promise to dramatically improve conditions for California farmworkers, including one that requires overtime pay for shifts above eight hours. The overtime benefits bill is currently awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. For Javier Mondar-Flores López, an indigenous Mixtec farmworker in Southern California, the bills are welcome news. A … Continue reading
I am constantly asked the question, Why do I write with so much emotion? As a historian I should be more restrained; objective while searching for the truth. When the first edition of Occupied America was published in 1972, I attended academic conferences hoping to generate discussion on the facts as I understood them and … Continue reading
Opponents of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, told a federal judge on Tuesday, August 21, that the measure will result in racial profiling and prolonged detention of Latinos. They are trying to block a United States Supreme Court ruling that allows police to question people about their immigration status during routine traffic stops and the … Continue reading
*Mexikaresistance.com Note: This ignorance and self-hatred are the direct result of the racist “mestizo” mentality engendered by colonialism and Eurocentric ideals. The adage about sticks and stones may apply to some, but not to Rodrigo Perea, 16, who thinks some words definitely hurt. The most painful in his memory are “Oaxaquita” (little Oaxacan) and “indito” … Continue reading
If the Mexico-US border is the most surreal international boundary in the western hemisphere – often described as the only place where the so-called “First World” meets the Third, with all the envy, prejudice and distrust that implies – then the most surreal point along its two thousand-mile stretch might well be Border Field State … Continue reading
Borrowing the words of the legendary baseball player Lou Gehrig I am the luckiest man in the world. At eighty I will begin another semester at the end of the month. Again I will have the opportunity to teach working class students.
*Mexikaresistance.com Note: It is my contention that, in addition to the reasons given below, MALDEF, NCLR and LULAC fail so miserably because they espouse a philosophy of submission and assimilation. The sheer idiocy of declaring “we are immigrants too!” is inherently flawed and ignores the historical reality of our indigenous (mazewalli) heritage. Unless these organizations … Continue reading
Men in Mexican military camps are forcing indigenous women into prostitution, according to a report emanating from the most recent session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which was held July 9-27 at the U.N.’s New York headquarters.